Best of Finland on a Plate – Restaurant Nili (芬兰之味)

Chefs in Rovaniemi have composed a special “Rovaniemi Menu” to honor their lovely town. The Rovaniemi Menu is changed at least 4 times a year and is different in all participating restaurants. But the main ingredients are jointly defined by all the chefs and of course, sourced locally.

In 2012, Restaurant Nili was chosen as the best “Taste of Finland” restaurant. It was also voted the best restaurant in Rovaniemi on TripAdvisor.

With such a glamorous halo shining above its brand name, how could I give it a miss during my 3-day stay in Rovaniemi?

诺瓦捏米的大厨们以家乡为主题,各自创造了属于自己餐厅的“诺瓦捏米菜单”。每个餐厅的“诺瓦捏米菜单”迥异,并根据四季的节奏更新,但大厨们达成了主要食材保持一致的约定。

Nili餐厅是诺瓦捏米所有餐厅中的佼佼者,它也被评为最佳“芬兰之味”的餐厅。我怎能错过?

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从室外刺骨的冷风中踏入餐厅,映入眼帘的是充满了浓浓拉普兰风情的手工装饰。甚至连碗盘也是以当地的木头手工制作的!

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The not-so-big restaurant is filled with a magical Laplandic touch, including its utensils and cutleries!

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I tasted their award-winning “Rovaniemi Menu” – a four course meal that started off with lobster mayo biscuits.

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From the fishnet – coldsmoked whitefish from Inari with spruce shoot-cheese stuffing, porcini mushrooms and flavoured oil.

冷熏白鱼卷奶酪馅,配牛肝菌

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Reindeer prepared in two ways – Grilled silverside and overnight stewed fore loin, matched with smoked potatoes and savoury sauce

一种驯鹿,两种做法。 一边是烤肉、一边是红烧肉,佐以薰土豆与咸味酱汁。

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The exotic yet hearty meal ended with the Traditional Lappish Baked Cheese with Cloudberry Puree. Love the Brie.

这一独特的“诺瓦捏米菜单”以一道传统的拉普兰烤奶酪配云梅酱画上句点。

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Credit: jewelry-by-silverblueberry.blogspot.com

Reindeer meat, fish, cheese and cloudberries, basically they sum up the key ingredients on the Lappish dining table. It’s worth mentioning that the Finnish folks are extremely proud of their cloudberries (above is a picture of how these cute little orange berries look, resembling a fluffy cloud?), one could find a plethora of local produce made from cloudberries – wine, jam, honey, canned fruits, candies, stuff toys…. etc. They ought to be proud, because these tasty orange clouds are only found in the Nordics :)

基本上,驯鹿肉、鱼肉、奶酪与云梅,是拉普兰人餐桌上的主要食材。云梅,这个富有诗意名称的果子吃起来甜甜的、软软的,口感与黑莓相似。在赫尔辛基的机场,满满的云梅商品充斥着免税店的各个角落,无论是酒品、果酱、糖果还是玩具,都能找到这个橙色小东西的踪影。可见芬兰人对这个只在北欧生长的果实有多骄傲。

TRAVEL TIPS & USEFUL INFORMATION (小贴士):

  • Price of my meal(价钱€) : 58 Euros + additional service charge
  • Address(地址): Valtakatu 20, 96200 Rovaniemi
  • Tel(电话): +358 400 369669
  • Website(网址): www.nili.fi
  • Opening hours(营业时间): 12 noon – 23:00

Read more about my Aurora Hunting journey/我的寻找极光之旅:

Arrival at the Santa Claus Village /  抵达芬兰圣诞村

Meeting Santa Claus in the Arctic/北极圈的圣诞老人

White Camouflage/白色伪装

Fun in the Snow / 雪中作乐 

Santa Claus Holiday Village / 圣诞老人假日度假村

A Night in the Lapland Glass Igloo / 拉普兰玻璃屋的一晚

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